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The Gary Newspaper Guild represented union workers at the Post-Tribune newspaper in Northwest Indiana for decades until members voted in 2011 to merge with the Chicago Newspaper Guild, effectively ending the Gary Newspaper Guild. This collection focuses on items that highlight the last, tumultuous decade of GNG, although it includes items going as far back as 1990.
Topics: Gary Newspaper Guild, Post-Tribune, newspapers, unions, Indiana, Northwest Indiana
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 8, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from an emergency guild meeting on April 15, 2009, to vote on proposed furlough days. Discussion included describing how the furlough days would work. The guild voted in favor of taking them.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 8, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a contract negotiation session with company officials on Aug. 30, 2005. Discussion included the company's proposal, which touched on sick leave, mileage reimbursement and intern pay. Guild members raised the issue of differences in contract compared to other unions in the company and reaction to company's proposal.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a contract negotiation session with company officials on Aug. 9, 2005. The guild presented its most recent proposal, which focused on medical, mileage reimbursement, sick leave and pensions.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
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A contract proposal by the Gary Newspaper Guild to the Post-Tribune. The proposal includes current language along with additions and deletions. The proposal covers the full contract.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Gary Newspaper Guild
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Proposed changes to the current Article VI in the guild's contract with the Post-Tribune. Current language is shown along with proposed additions and deletions. 
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Puente, Michael, guild president
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A letter from Guild President Michael Puente to guild members to clarify the guild's position in bargaining with the company. The letter argues the Post-Tribune's publisher is misleading employees on the guild's position on merit pay increases and then describes the guild's position on the issue.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor disputes, Collective bargaining,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a quarterly guild meeting on Nov. 22, 2009, at Sheffield's restaurant in Merrillville, Ind. Discussion included financial issues, an update on the former guild treasurer's court case, potential grievance issues with moving to a 37.5-hour work week and considering a merge with the Chicago Newspaper Guild.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor unions--mergers, Labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from an emergency guild meeting on Jan. 10, 2007. Discussion included company's announcement of lay offs and possible guild response. Vote approves hiring of attorney.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a guild meeting on March 25, 2006. Discussion included a proposal by the company on buyouts and potential layoffs.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a guild meeting on March 27, 2004. Guild voted to approve creation of 1 percent merit pay pool.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a guild meeting on Jan. 20, 2008. Discussion included questions regarding guild employees who had signed up to take a buyout.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor disputes, Collective bargaining, Collective labor agreements, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,
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A letter to Ted Rilea, vice president of labor relations for Hollinger International Publishing Co., which owned the Post-Tribune at the time, over a dispute about the company's ability under the current contract to make merit pay increases. Nelson argues the guild's current contract language allows for merit pay increases and that the company is misleading employees by saying the union is preventing this. The letter also threatens action to the National Labor Relations Board if management...
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor disputes, Collective bargaining,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a bargaining and consession meeting with company officials on April 14, 2009. Discussion included consessions company was seeking from guild employees, including a 15 percent pay cut and proposed furlough days.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from an emergency guild meeting on April 2, 2009, to discuss the company's filing for bankrtupcy. Discussion included what changes guild members were willing and not willing to accept. 
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a meeting Sun-Times Media Group CEO Jeremy Halbreich with Post-Tribune employees conducted on April 1, 2009. Discussion included reasons for filing for bankruptcy, company's financial situation, impact on employees and questions from employees.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a meeting Sun-Times Media Group CEO Jeremy Halbreich conducted on March 31, 2009, with company employees on the company fililing for bankruptcy. Discussion included how the bankruptcy would work, how employees would be affected, company restructuring and questions from employees.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a quarterly meeting of the Gary Newspaper Guild held on March 22, 2009. Discussion included an update on the guild's budget, update on contract negotiations, updating guild bylaws, issue of former treasurer embezzling money and update on the guild's website.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from the first meeting with company officials to negotiate a new contract. Discussion included setting rules for negotiations, issues to address in negotiations and company's goals.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a guild meeting on June 17, 2010, to discuss a possible merger with the Chicago Newspaper Guild. Discussion included potential dues under a merger and examples of guild mergers at other newspaper unions.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor unions--mergers, Labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a meeting discussing a possible merger with the Chicago Newspaper Guild. Discussion included using guild money to help laid-off employees.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor unions--mergers, Labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Gary Newspaper Guild
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The guild's contract proposal on Oct. 13, 2005. Proposal includes pay increases, dues deductions, adding a holiday, funeral leave, sick days and retirement contribution.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Gary Newspaper Guild
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A contract proposal by the Gary Newspaper Guild to the Post-Tribune. The proposal focused on union security, minimum wages, employee security and part-time employees.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Puente, Michaeil, guild president
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A letter from the guild president to guild membership denying allegations that the guild is not open to its members and overview on where the negotiations are at.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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A letter from Guild Secretary Stephanie Dowell to a member of another guild in the company advising points GNG wants to make in an email campaign to the Sun-Times Publisher John Cruickshank. 
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from the guild's annual meeting on Jan. 19, 2003. Discussion included an update on contract negotiations and ongoing issues over dues decuction with the company.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a contract negotiation meeting with company officials on March 24, 2009. Discussion included rehiring laid off employees, severance and use of correspondants.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Schultz, Teresa, guild chair
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An oral history interview with Bruce Nelson about the last decade of the Gary Newspaper Guild, including descriptions of contract negotiations, lay offs, how the larger issues hurting the newspaper industry affected the guild, a guild employee who embezzled and the merger with the Chicago Newspaper Guild.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor unions--mergers, Labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Schultz, Teresa, guild chair
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An oral history interview with Lori Caldwell about the last decade of the Gary Newspaper Guild, including descriptions of contract negotiations, lay offs, a guild employee who embezzled and the merger with the Chicago Newspaper Guild.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor unions--mergers, Labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Caldwell, Lori, guild member
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Two members of the Gary Newspaper Guild talk with each other during a guild social party.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Caldwell, Lori, guild member
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A Gary Newspaper Guild member and his wife take part in an informational picket outside The Post-Tribune in Gary.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Caldwell, Lori, guild member
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Members of the Gary Newspaper Guild take part in an informational picket outside The Post-Tribune in Gary.
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Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Caldwell, Lori, guild member
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A member of the Gary Newspaper Guild takes part in an informational picket outside The Post-Tribune office in Gary.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Caldwell, Lori, guild member
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A child holds a sign during an information picket outside The Post-Tribune in Gary.
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Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Caldwell, Lori, guild member
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A person from the Building Trades union wearing a rat costume takes part in an informational picket outside The Post-Tribune in Gary.
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Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 The Post-Tribune, Gary Newspaper Guild
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A contract between The Post-Tribune and the Gary Newspaper Guild that governs all union-covered newspaper employees.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from the guild meeting on Nov. 11, 2006 at McBride Hall in Gary. Discussion included updates on several grievances, dues collections, new members, and possibility of a merger with the Chicago Newspaper Guild.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor unions--organizing, Newspapers,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Typed and handwritten minutes from the guild meeting on Jan. 28, 2006. Discussion and action included approval of stipends for guild officers, report of a grievance, update on bargaining and ideas for job actions.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor disputes, Collective bargaining,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secrtary
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Minutes from the vote on a new contract with The Post-Tribune. Discussion included a description of the contract. Action included a vote count on the contract. 
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor disputes, Collective bargaining,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Puente, Michael, guild president
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A letter to The Post-Tribune publisher explaining that the GNG has sent a letter to advertisers in regards to its contract negotiations, along with a copy of the letter.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor disputes, Collective bargaining,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Puente, Michael, guild president
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A report providing GNG members with an update on the bargaining process with The Post-Tribune. It includes which sections the guild has reached a tentative agreement on, which sections are still under dispute and the issues pertaining to those sections.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Merit pay, Labor disputes, Collective...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 The Post-Tribune, Gary Newspaper Guild
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A contract between The Post-Tribune and the Gary Newspaper Guild laying out the rules affecting all union-covered employees.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a bargaining session with representatives of The Post-Tribune on Oct. 13, 2005. Discussion included the guild's contract proposal, campaign to get company's attention, financial problems of the newspaper and pay concerns.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Gary Newspaper Guild
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An overview of the proposed contract agreeement between the Gary Newspaper Guild and The Post-Tribune. It details pay, benefits, job security, grievances, exclusions, schedules, job duties and by-lines.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from the guild's annual meeting on Jan. 29, 2009, at the Bennigan's restaurant in Hobart. Discussion and actions included installing new officers, details of the guild treasurer's embezzlement, guild finances, new media concerns, update on bargaining sessions, by-laws revisions and new member recruitment.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Embezzlement,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Chicago Newspaper Guild, Gary Newspaper Guild
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An agreement laying out the details of the merger of the Gary Newspaper Guild into the Chicago Newspaper Guild.
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Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a meeting with the Chicago Newspaper Guild on July 11, 2010, on a possible merger between the two groups. Discussion included the CNG's bylaws, grievance procedure, unit roles, money, a trial period and reasons to merge
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Labor unions--mergers, Labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from a guild meeting on Sept. 13, 2010, discussing the possibility of a merger with the Chicago Newspaper Guild. Discussion includes how the GNG's money would be dispersed, a trial period, differences in dues, need for audit and reasons to merge.
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Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Sun-Times Media Productions, LLC, Gary Newspaper Guild
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A memorandum of understanding in which Gary Newspaper Guild members agreed to take a 15 percent pay cut.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Collective bargaining, Collective labor...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Dowell, Stephanie, guild secretary
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Minutes from an emergency meeting held on Jan. 10, 2008, at the Post-Tribune, in reaction to news of layoff. Discussion includes questions regarding the layoffs, steps the guild can take and a possible employee stock ownership.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Newspapers, Newspapers--United States,...
Gary Newspaper Guild
Dec 7, 2015 Nelson, Bruce
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A column disputing claims made in a letter by then-Post-Tribune publisher Boni Fine. The letter focuses on the issue of merit pay, which was under discussion as part of contract negotiations.
Topics: Labor unions, Labor union members, Labor union locals, Merit pay, Labor disputes, Collective...